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April 17, 2014

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7:57 PM | 2.7-Million-Year-Old Forested Landscape Discovered under Greenland Ice Sheet
U.S. geologists have discovered what they say is a Pleistocene landscape preserved about 3 km beneath the Greenland Ice Sheet. “We found organic soil that has been frozen to the bottom of the ice sheet for 2.7 million years,” said Dr Paul Bierman, a geologist with the University of Vermont and the lead author of [...]

April 14, 2014

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4:58 PM | Sharks Contain More Pollutants Than Polar Bears
Greenland sharks joined the list of top Arctic predators that suffer under heavy loads of accumulated persistent organic pollutants in their bodies. Continue reading →

April 11, 2014

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3:07 PM | Measuring NEP
Some under- and post-grad students recently asked me to explain how to measure NEP in cryoconite holes, and this post represents a brief overview on their behalf – apologies to other readers […]

April 10, 2014

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2:15 PM | Camp Dark Snow 2014
Today marks the end of this semester’s teaching and hopefully a return to both research activity and posting on TTP! Greenland 2014 has become a collaborative effort with team Dark […]
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2:15 PM | Camp Dark Snow 2014
Today marks the end of this semester’s teaching and hopefully a return to both research activity and posting on TTP! Greenland 2014 has become a collaborative effort with team Dark […]

April 07, 2014

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3:13 PM | Greenland Ice
If you went to Greenland, almost 80 North, And drilled your way down ... a mile, then more, You'd find some strange layers, a story'd come forth A record of ice ages locked in a core.

March 21, 2014

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6:50 PM | Weekend Reads: Scientific Serendipity, Brain-Busting Toxins, Greenland Ice is Going, Going...
By Jason Bittel The Toxins That Threaten Our BrainsAs Florence Williams first told you in last year’s OnEarth cover story “Generation ToXic,” the brain development of U.S. children is at risk from an array of neurotoxins found in pesticides, industrial chemicals, and everyday household products. James Hamblin mirrors Williams’ reporting with an in-depth and similarly scary piece, which begins with a focus on how many IQ points a […]
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